Conduct Process

  • An incident is reported to the Office of Student Accountability & Support.
  • The report can be sent via the Office of Student Accountability & Support website, from MUPD or the agencies.
  • Student receives an appear with/out charges letter via email from the Office of Student Accountability & Support. At this time a judicial hold is placed on the student’s MyZou account which prevents enrollment. The judicial hold will remain on the student’s account until the conduct process is complete. The Office of Student Accountability & Support will mail letters if the student does not reply via email.
  • Follow the instructions in your letter and schedule a meeting with the appropriate person in the Office of Student Accountability & Support via MU Connect. The student needs to ensure they attend their scheduled meeting as a decision can be made without their input. If a student fails to schedule a meeting within 10 days of receiving their letter a decision will be made without their input.
  • The meeting with the Office of Student Accountability & Support is an initial meeting regarding the incident. It’s a chance to for the student to give their side of the story. The student is allowed to have an advisor if they choose to bring someone with them to the meeting. The advisor cannot speak on behalf of the student, but can whisper or write notes to the student. Though it is still the student’s responsibility to schedule and attend the meeting.
  • Once the student’s meeting has occurred the student will receive a decision letter from the Office of Student Accountability & Support via email. Please carefully read the decision letter and follow the directions as instructed in the letter.

Decision Accepted:

  • If student does not return a signed letter to the Office of Student Accountability & Support within 5 days of receiving their decision letter, the decision will be automatically accepted.
  • If the student is found responsible and does not pay the judicial fee via cash or check in the Office of Student Accountability & Support, within two weeks of receiving their decision letter the fee will be charged to their student account. This fee helps to offset costs associated with the handling of student conduct cases without penalizing students who do not come into contact with the Office of Student Accountability & Support.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to complete and submit their sanctions to the Office of Student Accountability & Support by the due date given in their decision letter. Please note that the student could face possible failure to comply charges for having overdue sanctions.
  • Once the student’s submitted sanctions have been reviewed and approved the student will receive a confirmation email and the judicial hold on their account will be removed.

Decision Not Accepted:

  • If the student does not accept the decision they have 5 days to sign the letter and return it to the Office of Student Accountability & Support. At this time a Do Not Accept meeting will be scheduled for the student.
  • In the Do Not Accept meeting the formal hearing process will be explained to the student and the student has the option to accept the decision or continue with the formal hearing process. In this meeting the student has the option to change their mind and accept the decision or continue with the formal process.
  • Once a Student Conduct Committee hearing is scheduled the student will receive a Notice of Disciplinary Charges and Hearing letter via email and certified mail to the student’s active address listed in MyZou.
  • At the Student Conduct Committee hearing the following procedures will be followed in the Collect Rules and Regulations 200.020 (3).
  • After the Student Conduct Committee has made a decision a decision letter will be sent to the student via email and certified mail to the student’s active address listed in MyZou.

Appeal Decision:

  • The student has the right to appeal the Student Conduct Committee decision per the Collected Rules and Regulations 200.020. To appeal the student needs to follow the instructions in their decision letter by detailing their reason for appeal in writing to the Dean of Students within the allotted time in their decision letter.
  • The student will receive a letter from the Dean of Students office regarding the decision of his or her appeal.

No Appeal:

  • If the student does not wish to appeal, the student needs to ensure they complete and submit their sanctions to the Office of Student Accountability & Support by the due date given in their decision letter.
  • Once the submitted sanctions have been reviewed and approved the student will receive a confirmation email and the judicial hold on the students account will be removed.